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Blue Ridge in Fannin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Blue Ridge Park

1887 1987

 
 
Blue Ridge Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
1. Blue Ridge Park Marker
Inscription. In celebration of the Centennial of Blue Ridge, Georgia, the Blue Ridge Garden Club and the City of Blue Ridge dedicate this park in memory of Colonel Mike McKinney, early Fannin County settler and founder of the city of Blue Ridge. He was instrumental in securing the right-of-way and bringing the L and N Railroad through this area.
 
Erected 1987 by Blue Ridge Garden Club and the City of Blue Ridge.
 
Location. 34° 51.9′ N, 84° 19.5′ W. Marker is in Blue Ridge, Georgia, in Fannin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Depot Street, on the left when traveling north on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Ridge GA 30513, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Clayton Fain: Georgia Unionist (within shouting distance of this marker); PFC. Jack Clem Robinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fannin County (about 700 feet away); The Madden Branch Massacre: Anti-Confederate activity in North Georgia (approx. 8.9 miles away); Home of Chief Whitepath (approx.
Blue Ridge Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
2. Blue Ridge Park Marker
10.2 miles away); Discovery of Copper (approx. 11.8 miles away in Tennessee); Georgia / North Carolina (approx. 12 miles away in North Carolina); Hiwassee Mine (approx. 12.1 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blue Ridge.
 
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Blue Ridge Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
3. Blue Ridge Park Marker
Note that the stone holding the plaque has split.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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